• SUMMIT 2017: Empowering Business Leaders!

    SUMMIT 2017 empowering business leaders

    Join us for this thought provoking and dynamic annual forum that attracts an audience from around the state. With a focus on entrepreneurship, Summit is a high caliber educational program geared toward creating a change in the culture and promoting a call to action.

    SUMMIT 2017 will be held on Friday, October 27th from 7:45am to 1:00pm at Lake Michigan College- South Haven Campus, 125 Veterans Blvd. Plan now to join us for this informative and inspirational program!


    Our keynote speaker for 2017 will be Bob Fish, CEO/Founder of Biggby Coffee, a coffee café franchise concept established in 1995 with a single location in East Lansing, MI, now having grown to 228 locations in 9 States. Bob is Past Chairman of the Board of the Michigan Restaurant Association, Past Chairman of the Small Business Association of Michigan, and Founding Board member of MiQuest, a Michigan entrepreneurial incubator.  Hear how Bob overcame major obstacles on his journey to success & be inspired!

    Following Fish we will have a presentation by Ron Kitchens, Senior Partner and CEO of Southwest Michigan First, an economic consulting firm which includes Consultant Connect.  Ron is publisher of 269 MAGAZINE, and author/co-author of 3 books, including bestseller Community Capitalism:  Lessons from Kalamazoo.  Ron’s focus is to assist leaders to accelerate their impact and well-being in career, family and community.  

    Rounding out the program will be Tamara Davis, who has served as the regional director for the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) since 2009.  She has served as a business manager for the Governor of the State of Vermont, director of operations of the L. Lee Stryker Center at Kalamazoo College, and as a management professor before becoming the regional director of the MI-SBDC. 

    Tickets are available now! The cost is $55 for Chamber members and $65 for non-members. Fees include workshop materials, breakfast and lunch. Call the Chamber of Commerce to reserve your seat 269.637.5171 or e-mail us at cofc@southhavenmi.com. Seating is limited. You may also download the registration information by clicking HERE or register online HERE.

    Thank you sponsors! We could not continue to hold programs of this caliber without the support of our corporate partners!

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